Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Your garage door requires a great deal of maintenance. It’s an expensive investment that needs discipline and commitment to be protected. While a huge dent on your garage door may require you to have it replaced, there are several tips on how to repair dented garage door, especially if it’s a sma...

By Sandi Reed, Lee's Summit #1 Real Estate Expert
(Chartwell Realty, LLC)
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Each month the Sandi Reed Real Estate Group provides you with a list to keep you on track with those essential home repairs. We want to remind you that maintaining your home does not have to be overwhelming, but it does require some consistent attention. April showers bring May flowers, or so the...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On Mar 3, 2019, Lauren Sieben published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of DIY home improvement projects for beginners.1. Paint a room or a piece of furniture,2. Replace or refresh your hardware,3. Touch up trim and chaulk,4. 5. Create a home gallery wall,5. Create a...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Have you got old chairs at your house that you consider are of no good? Well, then you may need to reconsider after reading this post. Old chairs can be used again and again to create something new. The advantage of this is that it is constructive and can serve various purposes.Furniture is an es...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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When I first decided to buy a pressure cooker, I went on the internet searching for the best one. And I was truly impressed when I noticed how much people praise instant pot throughout the articles I’ve read. Nowadays, you can’t go on the net looking for a pressure cooker without having instant p...
No matter how difficult we might try to maintain our carpets in excellent problem it appears an inescapable fact of life that we will all be faced with the trouble of carpet spots.Rug discolorations are much more distressing to those that have actually recently bought brand-new carpeting. It is v...

By Hilary Erickson, Pulling Curls is a family lifestyle blog
(Pulling Curls)
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Think you need to live on 200 acres out in the country to enjoy the benefits of homesteading? Think again.If you do your research, follow the ordinances of your location and take adequate precautions before bringing your first livestock home you will not only start out right with your goats but y...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Roof maintenance and repair are essential issues that homeowners need to deal with. The problem is a lot of people do not understand the basics. You should keep reading to learn more about roofing and make sure you are properly taking care of your roof lasts a long time by following the tips shar...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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You must know that you can easily turn an old wine barrel into masterpieces for your home. It won’t only help save your money but also add beauty and class in your home. However, you need to be patient and skillful to be able to carry out such a hectic task on your own or to get it done with a pr...

By John Brave
(Global)
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Any personal injury attorney currently practicing provides help to improve the community of the injured victims thereby handling issues of personal injuries like car accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents and many more.The team must have experienced lawyers that ensure you the maximum settlem...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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The warmer months are coming, and if your outdoor space is not as inviting as you might like, it might be time to make some changes. Designing an outdoor space that you’ll look forward to spending time in doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. The essential elements for a beautiful outdoor a...

By Susan Sechrist, New West Realty, LLC
(New West Realty, LLC)
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Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add o...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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Have you heard of this new thing called the fifth wall? It's technically just your ceiling but ceilings have long since been forgotten as some place to express architectural design and influences of the times. In early American homes, however, low ceilings were favored to keep the spaces warm eve...

By Russell Smith, Experience to Help Originators & Realtors
(OVM Financial Inc)
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Generally, the first reaction to the term "crawl space encapsulation" is that it is expensive and to put it off. Although, high moisture content can cause serious damage to a home and it constantly creeps into a home’s crawl space. High humidity is especially prevalent in coastal areas including ...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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When it comes to windows, they eventually need to be cleaned. Whether a recent storm has passed, or it’s that time of the year again, it’s important to know how much to charge for window cleaning. Knowing the proper cost can help you bring in the most clients, as they won’t feel they’re being ove...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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When we list a house...we have been told...our listing presentations are not cookie cutter....not like other presentations that the Sellers have heard.  We almost always give the Sellers two to three choices for pricing and profit. The choices involve improvements that they may choose to make......

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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 One of the first items buyers look at when shopping for a home is the total square footage of the house. Along with the number of beds and baths, the square footage number is critical to understanding the scope of a property. But it doesn't tell the whole story! Outdoor area doesn't typically co...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers  Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.” With spring in full bloom...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Real estate business is an excellent choice to make the best out of your investments. However, it is important to act consciously and wisely to be able to make worthwhile investments of your life. You need to take into account various important factors and aspects which can shape your decision in...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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No matter if you have a newly built home, a condo in a maintained environment, an apartment in a great community, or a fixer-upper. Owning your very own place will always be an honor no matter how small or big it may be right now. And with owning a property of your own, comes the emergence of you...